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Opportunities for Scholars, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study

Opportunities for Ph.D. Scholars 2008-2009.

The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, without the obligations and distractions associated with the teaching of undergraduates. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Those chosen are offered membership for a set period and a stipend.

The Institute provides access to extensive resources including offices, libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services. Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies= principal interests are the history of western, near eastern and far eastern civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, the history of art, the history of science, modern international relations, and music studies.

Candidates of any nationality may apply for a singe term or a full academic year. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research.

To be eligible scholars must have the Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications. Information and application forms may be found on the School's web site,, or contact the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address:

Deadline: 15 November 2007.

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